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Burgh Island

Burgh Island is a tidal island on the coast of South Devon in England near the small seaside village of Bigbury-on-Sea. There are the largest being the Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel; the other buildings are three private houses, a public house, the Pilchard Inn, taken over by new owners in 2019. Archaeological discovery of tin ingots at the River Erme estuary wreck show that the local area was a significant tin trading port in ancient times; those who dwell near Belerium, one of the headlands of Britain, are fond of strangers, on account of their trade with the merchants they have a more civilized manner of living. They collect the tin. Although the land is stony, it has certain veins of earth from which they melt and purify the metal, extracted. After making this into bars they carry it to a certain island near Britain called Ictis. For although the place between is for the most part covered with water, yet in the middle there is dry ground, over this they carry a great amount of tin in wagons Thence the merchants carry into Gaul the tin which they have bought from the inhabitants.

And after a journey of thirty days on foot through Gaul, they convey their packs carried by horses to the mouths of the Rhone River. The island has been known by various names over the years. Early records and maps mention it as St Michael's Island; the name changed to Borough Island shortened to Burgh. As late as 1947 an Ordnance Survey map refers to the island as Borough Island. In 1908 a postcard produced by Stengel & Co Ltd of London referred to it as Burr Island. A map published in 1765 shows "Borough or Bur Isle", it is believed a monastery was established on the island, most of the remains of which may lie beneath the current hotel. The ancient Pilchard Inn may have started life as the guest lodgings for the monastery. A small transient, population of fishermen occupied the island following the dissolution of the monastery, specialising in pilchard fishing. There are the remains of a chapel atop the island, which became a "huers hut" — a place where fishermen would make a "hue and cry" call to inform other fishermen of shoals of pilchards.

During this period smuggling and piracy were common, benefiting from a natural barrier for half the day. Fear that German landing forces might use the island as a beachhead during World War II resulted in the area's fortification with anti-tank defences and two pillboxes, positioned on both sides of the causeway. An observation post was established on the summit to monitor the coastline. Burgh Island is well-known today as the location of a restored 1930s Art Deco-style hotel. Burgh Island is linked to Agatha Christie, as it served as the inspirational setting for Soldier Island and for the setting of the Hercule Poirot mystery Evil Under the Sun; the hotel, with its Art Deco styling, was a bolt hole in the 1930s for some of London's rich and famous, including Noël Coward. The 2002 TV adaptation of Evil Under The Sun used the island as a filming location. In 1994 an episode of the television series Lovejoy was set and filmed on the island, entitled Somewhere - Over the Rainbow? The island was the location for GMTV's Inch-loss Island slimming feature in 2008, as it was for the original series in 2001.

The climactic scene of the 1965 British film Catch Us. The island is 270 yards from the mainland at Bigbury-on-Sea and is approachable on foot at low tide. At high tide, the sea tractor, operated by the hotel, transports passengers back and forth; the original vehicle was constructed in 1930. The vehicle drives across the beach with its wheels underwater on the sandy bottom while its driver and passengers sit on a platform high above. Power from a Fordson tractor engine is relayed to the wheels via hydraulic motors; the island has an extensive network of footpaths and the owner until 2003 was a keen hiker who welcomed walkers. The new owners, erected signs closing footpaths and obtained an exemption from the public "rights to roam" enabled in the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000; the exemption was overturned, except for the routes closest to the hotel, in 2006. In April 2018, the owners of the island, Deborah Clark and Tony Orchard, announced that the island had been bought by "Project Archie", a joint venture between Bluehone Capital and Marechale Capital, for an undisclosed sum

Kona (TV series)

Kona is a Kenyan primetime telenovela that premiered on Africa Magic Channel on 26 August 2013 to 2014. Starring Nini Wacera, Lwanda Jawar, Abubakar Mwenda, Brenda Wairimu, Muthoni Gathecha and an ensemble cast. Prior to the launching of the series, 179 episodes were published. Filming took place in Dagoretti in Western Nairobi; the show was launched on 21 August 2013 in Nairobi. The story follows the not-so-perfect lives of the Oyange family and their struggles deepened by love and hate; when business tycoon Richard Oyage dies in a grisly car accident, he leaves behind a wife, his first daughter, the second one, Pamela and a son, Wanjala. Julia inherits her father's project, a boxing gym, where she has to step into a man's shoes in an evidently chauvinistic society, where men set the rules. Nini Wacera as Julia Oyange Lwanda Jawar as Wanjala Oyange Brenda Wairimu as Pamela Oyange Muthoni Gathecha as Ayira Oyange Janet Sision as Wangui Laura Walubengo as Mumbi, a journalist Arabron Nnyneque as Abasi Lenny Juma as Richard Oyange Abubakar Mwenda as Simon Robert Agengo Cleopatra Koheirwe as Jakki Broadcasters that carry Kona are Africa Magic Entertainment and Maisha Magic East.

Africa Magic Entertainment broadcast it on weeknights at 7:30 pm from 16 August 2013 to 8 August 2014, taking one year. It debuted on Maisha Magic in September 2014. Kona on IMDb

List of 2004–05 NBA season transactions

This is a detailed list of transactions during the 2004-05 NBA season. Cleveland Cavaliers names Danny Ferry general manager Orlando Magic names Dave Twardzik and Otis Smith assistant general managers and Alex Martins executive vice president of marketing and franchise relations Cleveland Cavaliers dismisses president and general manager of basketball operations Jim Paxson. New Jersey Nets sign general manager Ed Stefanski to a contract extension. Terry Stotts is hired as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks after Terry Porter was dismissed on June 22. Dwane Casey is hired as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves Phil Jackson returns to coach the Los Angeles Lakers Mike Brown is named assistant coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers Brian Hill is named head coach of the Orlando Magic Philadelphia 76ers announce the replacement of Maurice Cheeks for Jim O'Brien as head coach Avery Johnson was named head coach of the Dallas Mavericks on March 19, 2005. Johnny Davis is dismissed as head coach of the Orlando Magic Chicago Bulls extend Scott Skiles's contract through the 2008-09 NBA season Houston Rockets head coach Jeff Van Gundy gets a contract extension through the 2007-08 NBA season Phoenix Suns names Dan D'Antoni assistant coach Orlando Magic names Randy Ayers and Tom Sterner assistant coaches Cleveland Cavaliers names Hank Egan assistant coach New Jersey Nets names Gordon Chiesa assistant coach Milwaukee Bucks names Mike Sanders assistant coach.

Assistant coach Jim Boylen resigns to become an assistant coach at Michigan State Cleveland Cavaliers names Mike Bratz and Wes Wilcox assistant coaches The full detailed list at NBA.com NBA Transactions at NBA.com 2004 Free Agent Tracker at NBA.com 2004–05 NBA D-League Assignments at NBA.com 2004-05 NBA Transactions| Basketball-Reference.com